Heiress to the Dark Knight, Athena Finger fought for her grandfather, Bill Finger, to receive Co-credit recognition and won in 2015. She has been actively attending conventions as the historian of the creation of Batman, artist and upcoming author. She was also featured in the Hulu documentary Batman and Bill sharing her family story how this injustice followed four generations and was finally resolved with his name being attached to the Batman name. She is a supporter of local art and the arts in schools. She also is a co-presenter of the Bill Finger Award at the Will Eisner Award Ceremony at San Diego Comic Con.
Wes Hartman is an internationally published and award winning comic book colorist, an indie creator, and a small press comic editor spending the last 15+ years working with the biggest and best talent and publishers (Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Aspen, Dynamite, etc.) in the comic industry. In that time his work has also been featured in TV, film, and video games. Currently he is developing an imprint, COSMIC ROOTS STUDIO, to feature a line of his creator owned comics, starting with Savage Sasquanaut.
Alecta Arcana is a cosplayer, model, hair and makeup artist. Her goal is to one day become one of the world famous cosplayers like Yaya Han. She loves the art and talent that every cosplayer displays, and aspires to bring her own touches to the cosplay world. Alecta Arcana cosplays with her bestfriend.
Audrey Isabel Taylor is an Assistant Professor of English at Sul Ross State University, Rio Grande College. Her PhD is from Anglia Ruskin University in England, and centered on time in the works of Patricia A. McKillip. Her book on McKillip, Patricia A. McKillip and the Art of Fantasy World-Building is the first to focus on McKillip, and critical world-building, a term she coined with Stefan Ekman of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Michael Ortiz grew up on the south side of San Antonio, where his father was a high school science teacher, and, later, in Castroville. He received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of North Texas and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include geometry, theoretical physics, humanistic mathematics, and mathematics history. He began working at Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College in 2009. His paintings and drawings have been featured in one-man art exhibitions in Alpine, Del Rio, and Uvalde. Under his pen name, Raphael Ordoñez, he has had numerous fantasy short stories published in professional magazines and is the author of two two novels. He resides in Uvalde with his wife and three children and a flock of feral chickens.
Kris Porter is an undergraduate studying digital art. Many of their pieces revolve around their interests, including theri in-progress novel called "Throw Me to the Wolves." They would describe their particular style of art to be semi-realism.
Join Kris for lunch on 3/20/21 to discuss art, comics, and manga.
Alex is a Sul Ross Graduate and Digital artist, mainly character designer. They have a particular interest in East Asian traditional fashion and mythology as well as video game character design. They love mixing the two, and hope to work on projects that incorporate both in the future.
Join Alex for a special discussion on 3/20/21 at 3:00 pm